Attached is my summary of the N-Scale Flex Track situation for the USA. It looks like Atlas is the winner for Code 55. Review & comment? Any votes on which of the 6 MFGs are most realistic to (prototype) North American railroads today?
I don't understand how you determined that Atlas "is the winner for code 55" unless you mean they sell more, which is probably true.
Micro Engineering is by far, the most realistic looking flex track in code 55 or any other code. Their detail is fantastic!
The Atlas code 55 N-scale track is a considerable improvement on their code 80 track which, frankly, is serviceable, but ugly.
Atlas code 55 N-scale turnouts are also better than their code 80 "Snap Switch" turnouts, but that's not saying much since the "Snap Switches" are some of the worst ever made. (Bachmann with their abysmal quality, EZ-Track turnouts has just managed to snatch the title of "worst turnout out there", but it was a "real squeaker" between Bachmann EZ-Track turnouts, and Atlas Snap Switches.)
Atlas code 55 turnouts can't hold a candle compared to either Micro- Engineering, or Peco, however.
Two other minor points I noticed in your chart.
Bachmann may have some offices in the U.S. but everything Bachmann sells is made in China I would not see them as a "U. S." company. Some Atlas products, are also made in China, but they do make some products in the U.S. too.
I've been in N-scale for many years but I have yet to see a model "structure" made by Micro-Trains.
Engines & rolling stock yes. Structures though? I don't think so.
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